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TroyStrong drive gathers critical blood in Havre


Last updated 6/23/2022 at 7:19pm

Havre Daily News/Katelyn Maloughney

People give blood during the TroyStrong blood drive held by American Red Cross Wednesday in the St. Jude Parish Center in Havre.

At St. Jude Parish Center Wednesday, Red Cross held the TroyStrong Blood Drive, sponsored by Montana State University-Northern, where people in the Havre area donated blood in an event honoring the struggles of a young Great Falls boy who's life was saved by donated blood.

In 2017, Troy Ross, 2 years old at the time, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that required him to have 75 percent of his blood transfused, along with almost 100 more transfusions since then.

Ross is now in full remission after this battery of treatment and his father, Wes Ross, one of the primary organizers...

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